Kansas City Metro Area Divorce Attorney
A divorce is a highly emotional legal procedure that can affect your financial security, your relationships with your family, and your debts or assets. If you have made the decision to file for divorce or you have recently been served divorce papers, it is important to have a comprehensive understanding of your rights and to take legal action to preserve them now and into the future. At James W. Lusk Law Office , I offer strategic advocacy to my clients facing divorce.
My goal is to resolve your dispute amiably through negotiation and settlement, though I am prepared to take any case to trial when necessary. I work to avoid stress, reduce the costs of divorce and help work towards a solution suited to your family's needs. Contact me for an initial consultation or case evaluation.
I offer personalized service beginning with an initial consultation where we will address your questions and concerns. At every stage in your case, I will remain available to you and will explore all of your options and alternatives before we make final determinations in how to proceed in your case. You may be interested in a legal separation as opposed to a divorce or need assistance handling immediate financial concerns. As your counselor and advocate, I will protect your rights and help you proceed with your divorce or separation as cost-effectively as possible.
Kansas and Missouri Divorce Law
Kansas is a no-fault divorce case, meaning that either party can file for divorce with our without cause. In Missouri, judges have more discretion and can look into fault as a basis for divorce.
Children and divorce
Protecting your children and your rights are of utmost importance at the time of a divorce. I will assert your rights to child custody and visitation, and work to create a parenting schedule suited to your needs and the best interests of your child. If you are the primary caretaker, I can also assert your need for child support or assist you in the enforcement or modification of an existing child support order.
Financial and property division
One of the most pressing concerns at the time of divorce is the division of personal property, real estate, and financial assets. Both Kansas and Missouri are equitable distribution states, meaning that the court will divide debts and assets in a manner that is fair to both parties. I am experienced in the complex division of property, including 401k's, stocks, bonds, homes, businesses, savings accounts and debt. If you are concerned about the division of debt, I can also help you explore bankruptcy options. You may also be entitled to alimony or spousal support. I can pursue your rights to financial support after a divorce or defend you against support obligations.
Contact James W. Lusk Law Office for a free consultation with an experienced Kansas City, Missouri, divorce lawyer dedicated to your rights and the effective resolution of your case.
Over 25 years of experience
Installment payments and fixed fees
Evening and weekend appointments available